Questions tagged [flag]

A usually rectangular distinctive design that is used as a symbol of a political entity such as an international organization, a country, a subdivision of one, or any other actor on the political stage.

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What vexillologically (flag-based) named coalitions exist (theoretically) in German politics?

In German political speech, multi-party (three or more party) coalitions are sometimes described by vexillological analogy:: I have seen: Jamaica coalition between conservatives (black), liberals (...
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Does the display of the Habsburg flag have any contemporary connotations in Austria or Hungary?

Numerous countries have historical flags which, when flown or otherwise celebrated, carry significant contemporary political connotations and are usually interpreted as a sign that the person flying ...
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Why does Germany ban flag burning?

Today I learnt that Germany is considering a three year jail sentence for burning the EU flag, and also that they currently prohibit the burning of the German flag. This prohibition isn’t solely for ...
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What does a black-and-white Puerto Rican flag signify?

In the following NY Times article I noticed that the photo of a large number of people protesting included a fair number of black-and-white Puerto Rican flags as well as a larger number of red, white &...
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On the Washington Times election page, why does Wyoming's icon have no stars? [closed]

On the Washington Times election page there is a "State Tracker" panel with links to each state's results: Each icon has a motif comprising blue and red fields with white stars on the blue field. I ...
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What were the political reasons for the U.S. using the stripes of the British East India Company flag on the U.S. national flag? [closed]

The stripes on the flag of the United States are identical to the stripes on the British East India Company flag. What were the political reasons for the United States deciding to use the design of ...
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Are there any restrictions on what a national flag should look like?

I came across this xkcd comic joking about a flag with a phone notification bar, which made me wonder what restrictions there are on flag design. Is there some kind of committee that approves ...
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What is this 45-star American flag?

I was watching the news today and spotted a very strange flag behind this talking head. It appears to be a U.S. flag with 45 stars arranged mostly in a circular pattern, but it doesn't look like the ...
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Identify two national flags from a picture (and/or video)

In the following picture: Which flag is placed between the national flag of the Dominican Republic (7th from left) and the national flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (9th from left)? Which flag ...
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Do flag and symbol bans mostly disfavor the locally ancestral and historic?

Nebr comments: In other countries like the USA, that weren't responsible for the Nazi crimes, Nazi symbols are not banned as well, but there they are talking about banning the southern states flag. No ...
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What flag is it?

The flag is a red star, in a yellow circle, in a green ring, on a red background. The photo is from a protest under the Polish presidential palace against legitimizing the Turkish president Recip ...
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What is the significance of Macron's proposed status change to the European Flag, and what steps would be needed to make this a reality?

President Macron said he wants to officially recognize the status of flag of Europe (my translation). Does this mean that the flag has been decorative only up until now? What would officially ...
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What is the significance of a black and white Union Jack?

I was recently in the town of Levanto on the Italian coast between Genoa and La Spezia, when I noticed, flying above an apartment building, a Union Jack. The red and blue sections were replaced with ...
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Who decides which US Flag design will be used when additional states are admitted?

In the question If Puerto Rico becomes the 51st U.S state, would the U.S flag be altered to include 51 stars?, it was pointed out that there have already been several proposed designs for a 51 Star US ...
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If Puerto Rico becomes the 51st U.S state, would the U.S flag be altered to include 51 stars?

In the event that Puerto Rico becomes the 51st American state, will this result in the alteration to the U.S flag to include 51 stars instead of 50? I'm not from the U.S, but one of those ubiquitous ...
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What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration day?

What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration (marked by an arrow in the picture below)?
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How many US flags over the US Capital in 2016 or 2017?

It's common knowledge, more or less, that you can request via your Congressman for a US flag that has flown over the US Capital. So there are a few US Marines whose duty it is to hoist and lower ...
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Which Syrian Flag to use?

I've setup a site that makes it easy for Facebook users to overlay a Syrian(or other) flag onto their profile pictures. When compiling the list of flags that a user can put onto their picture, I ...